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Theater and Performance Studies (Honors)

Stanford University

48 months
36982 USD/year
36982 USD/year
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For a select number of students of Stanford University, the department confers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Performance Studies (Honors). The B.A. degree in Theater and Performance Studies provides students with historical, critical, and practical knowledge about theater and performance. Students are encouraged to declare the major in their sophomore year, if not sooner


Key facts

To qualify for Theater and Performance Studies (Honors) at Stanford University, students must meet the following requirements in addition to the other requirements of the TAPS major:

  • Applying to the honors program involves a written application, including a project proposal and transcript, which establishes the student's work to date in the department and outlines the area of research that the student wishes to pursue. Students must have at least an overall University GPA of 3.3 and a 3.5 GPA in courses counting towards the major.
  • Students must have completed a significant portion of their major coursework before enrolling in honors. It is recommended that students have taken courses that have prepared them for advanced study in the proposed area of research.
  • Students enroll in TAPS 202 Honors Thesis, which is worth four units total. Students need to enroll in this course each quarter during the senior year (1 unit in Autumn; 1 unit in Winter; 2 units in Spring). It is graded S/NC (grade determined by the student’s adviser).
  • The honors thesis (described below) is due on May 15th in the Spring quarter and is double-marked by the primary adviser and one other Stanford faculty member.
  • Entry into the honors program does not guarantee an honors degree. The final decision to confer an honors degree is made by the student's thesis adviser upon evaluating the quality of the thesis. 


Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theater and Performance Studies

  • Dance Studies

  • Dramatic Tensions: Theater and the Marketplace

  • Art in the Metropolis

  • To Die For: Antigone and Political Dissent

  •  Acting for Activists

  • Prisons and Performance

  • The Idea of Virtual Reality

  • StoryCraft: On Relationships

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Coalition Application  or Common Application 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT (Writing/Essay not required) (refer to testing for score reporting policies)
  • School Report and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
  • Standardized testing is one of the application requirements that can highlight academic preparedness. There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford, and there is no score that guarantees admission. At Stanford, we review applications holistically, meaning every component of the application is valuable to us as we get to know each student.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    36982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18491 USD per semester during 48 months.

Regular quarterly tuition.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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